Quinoa (I like to use a blend of black and red for this salad)
Cucumber cut into small pieces
Red Onion minced
Cherry Tomatoes cut into quarters
Package of Mint Chopped
Toasted pine nuts
For the Dressing
Garlic Clove smashed and chopped
Zest from 1/2 to a whole lemon. I start with a little and keep adding more till the dressing is to my liking
Fresh Lemon Juice
Salt and Pepper to Taste
In This Recipe
Toast quinoa in pan, then add 2 cups of water. Let simmer until water is absorbed and quinoa is fully cooked
While quinoa is cooking mix the dressing. Just whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. You may also prep the veggies while quinoa is cooking.
When quinoa is done cooking IMMEDIATELY add the dressing. Mix until all the quinoa is coated. Put in fridge and chill. Stir every 15 to 20 minutes so cool air can hit all of the quinoa and it will chill evenly and more quickly.
Once quinoa is cool add veggies and mint. Mix it up and serve.